ATELEIA - Swimming Against The Moments

It's strange. On first few listens, I really mistook Ateleia's record to be a noise piece, which it is not. Rather, it is more of an experiment in ambience with a touch of the adventurous. James Elliott is responsible for all compositions on this recording [along with David Daniell who gets a shared credit on one track]. The compositions sound simple on first listen, but with time, you begin to hear more complex subsections and issues boiling under the surface. Drones are the order of the day from beginning to end here. Heavy use of synths is apparent everywhere. This is not a clean synth sound though. The sounds are heavily abrasive, as they scrape your ears in sometimes not too pleasant ways. The result is abrasive drones, heavily recycled to give the whole a look of a circle. At times, you can imagine you're listening to a rainstorm, while in other sections you think you're hearing a badly scratched-up record being amplified. Terry Riley's pieces come to mind - in sections sounding hauntingly gorgeous, while in others appearing to be gritty and obnoxiously abrasive. It's amazing to hear how the different elements - guitars, synths, drums, samplers - all work themselves into a united whole. If you're looking for a static-like calm that is bound to leave a lasting impression, Ateleia is your best bet.

- Tom Sekowski

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